Terrence Michael Saulny, beloved husband of Florence Braggs Saulny, loving father to Kelli E. Saulny and Terrence M. Saulny II, and his beloved grandson Toii Michael Saulny passed away peacefully at his home Friday, October 30, 2020. He was 71. Born in New Orleans on August 4, 1949 to Dorothy Jat Saulny and Louis Beverly Saulny, Sr., Terrence was the third of six sons. A proud Purple Knight, Terrence attended St Augustine High School (class of 1967). He attended Southern University of New Orleans where he majored in education. Mr. Saulny retired from the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office earlier this year. A devoted sports enthusiast since childhood, Terrence played on St Aug's State Championship Basketball team his junior year in 1966. His senior year he won the CYO tournament (first non white team to win the tournament). After college, Terrence went on to enjoy a career as a successful basketball coach, spanning over 35 years. Coach Saulny's career included coaching positions at St Augustine High School, L.B. Landry Walker High School, Hahnville High School, Sarah T. Reed High School, Clark High School, and Dillard University. Furthermore, he coached and won several AAU tournament championships. His love for sports extended beyond court as well, as an avid fan of the North Carolina Tar Hills basketball team and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Terrence was predeceased by his parents, Louis Beverly Saulny, Sr. and Dorothy Jat Saulny his eldest brother, Louis Beverly Saulny, Jr. and younger brother Kirk Nicholas Saulny. In addition to his wife Florence and children, Kelli and Terrence, Terrence is survived by his brothers Stanley Saulny (Carol) of Nedham, MA, Quinn Saulny (Martha) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Kevin Saulny of New Orleans; sisters-in-law Victoria Beaulieu Saulny of New Orleans, LA and Helen Cannaday Saulny of Washington D.C.; nieces Alexis Saulny and Kelsea Saulny; nephews Alan Saulny, Joshua Saulny, Mark Saulny, and Kristopher Saulny. A host of godchildren, cousins, other relatives and friends will cherish their memories of him as well. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Corpus Christi-Epiphany Catholic Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave., on Friday, November 6, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Visitation begins at 8:00 a.m. in the church. Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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